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Seminar Details

May 20, 2009

Until Termination Do We Part: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rightsizing

Location: Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 387 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

Time: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; Program 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

You are invited to this no cost interactive breakfast seminar that is designed for employers who are dealing with the impact of a volatile economy and a changing work force.

While we can only hope that the worst may be over, every day still brings mixed economic news.  Layoffs, especially mass layoffs, continue to be one of the most challenging maneuvers for a company to carry out.  Tension is in the air, uncertainty reigns, morale is in jeopardy, the company's trade secrets and customer relationships are at risk of walking out the door, and the threat of legal claims looms.  This program will address the legal and organizational strategies that offer best practices in:

·                     Making Reductions In Force Run Smoothly
·                     Creating a Positive Communication Plan During the Downsizing Process
·                     Critical Steps to Avoid Litigation
·                     Planning for and Conducting Individual Terminations
·                     Strategies to Protect Against Trade Secret Misappropriation
·                     What to do with “Surviving” Employees
·                     How to Help the Senior Management Team Behave

This program has been submitted to HCRI for recertification credits.

Co- presented by:

Mark Whitney is a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, New England's largest and oldest labor and employment law boutique.  He practices in the field of employment law, specializing in management representation. Mark represents employers before administrative agencies and the courts in disputes arising under the myriad State and Federal laws that regulate the employment relationship. An important part of Mark's practice is helping clients prevent such disputes by providing consulting services on a variety of employment law issues, such as risk management practices, personnel policies, and statutory compliance. He also conducts seminars and employee/management training on a variety of employment-related topics.  

Sapphire Consulting helps organizations look at the human capital management strategies when dealing with layoffs, mergers and other employee separation events. Jim Kimberly, as President, has helped for-profit and not-for-profit organizations weather the storms of change in a positive and healthy manner.